I live out in the converse area. and I considered the mexico route, but I don't know if I could afford even that, ha ha. I'm on the phone with the ins. company, now, let's see how it does.
Sparring kickboxing is just as likely to aggravate your gallstones as Muay Thai, Boxing or Judo.
Most Good boxing gyms will keep noobs out of the ring at least for a month or two and instead have them focus conditioning and proper technique. It might not be a bad deal for you.
Having my gallbladder out was one of the best things that I ever did. A gallstone attack was the worst and most debilitating pain that I have ever experienced. It seems odd to me that your HMO won't pay for gallbladder surgery--surgery is the standard treatment for gallstones and it's considered medically necessary. I'd stay on your insurance company and file a formal complaint if you get to that point.
Originally Posted by Res Judicata